Differentiation revisited: how to facilitate personalised learning at KS3-4, including strategies for engaging gifted and talented pupils
All learners need to be challenged and supported in order to make good progress. Whether they are taught in ability sets or in mixed-ability classes, they are likely to have a range of needs best addressed through personalised learning.
On this CPD course for teachers there will be opportunities to reflect on the importance of teaching language learning strategies (LLS), setting motivating and challenging targets and pupil involvement in assessment in order to maximise the potential of all students.
What will the course enable me to do?
Module 1 focuses on planning for personalised learning in the classroom and helping learners to progress in their learning. It will enable delegates to consider a range of classroom approaches to differentiation in MFL at Key Stage 3 and 4 and take away strategies to help all learners in class achieve.
This module will engage delegates in reflection on the concept of personalised learning and suggests a range of manageable classroom approaches to differentiation in MFL at Key Stage 3-4.
Module 2 focuses on strategies for Gifted and Talented pupils. It enables delegates to gain insight into some of the theories regarding learning styles and multiple intelligences, so that they can be considered when planning language lessons.
The course will help you to:
- Reflect on the concept of personalised learning
- Evaluate the main forms of differentiation and their respective fitness for purpose
- Explore a variety of generic activity styles for manageable differentiation
- Reflect on the characteristics of the more able pupils and the gifted and talented pupils so that they can be more easily identified and their needs can be catered for
- Understand a variety of learning styles and strategies, which can help enhance the learning and increase the motivation of the more able and the gifted and talented student
- Develop ways of meeting the needs of all students in a class to ensure they fulfil their potential and develop a range of strategies to include in your planning.
Philip Campagna is SW Regional Director for Network for Languages and Network for Learning. He is a Senior Lecturer and PGCE Course Leader for Secondary MFL and PGCE Primary MFL Coordinator at Bath Spa University. Philip was, for six years, Head of the MFL Faculty at a large Wiltshire Community College. He worked for ten years as a Primary Languages Coordinator in Wiltshire. He regularly presents for Network for Languages, both in the South West and other regions. He has also presented at National and International Language Conferences.
Feedback from teachers on Philip’s course
Good range of examples – practical and from experience. A really enjoyable and helpful day. Thank you.
An excellent and informative course.
A very knowledgeable trainer/teacher. Agree with his philosophy.
Thank you for a lot of good ideas. Plenty of things to try in class to motivate pupils.
It was excellent! Exceeded my expectations (which were already high). I’ve taken away lots of ideas and would definitely be keen on another event.
A very enjoyable and informative day with good opportunities to share ideas.
Excellent, insightful ideas, easily usable. A very good and entertaining presentation.
Very relevant and hands-on. I really enjoyed practising the activities as that is how you engage with them and feel excited about doing them in class.